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  • Full Colour Cards are printed using the 4 Colour Process. If you supply us with a photograph for example, we would print this as a colour separated project using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black – to achieve the millions of different colours that appear in your picture.

    Sometimes a project may have an additional “Special” colour that cannot be achieved in the 4 Colour Process. This is know as a “P.M.S.” (Pantone Matching System) colour and would be printed in addition to the CMYK requirements.

    Black is generally used as the standard back-up of a card.

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    Mag Stripe: This is the solid bar that runs across the width of a card. This may be required if your card needs to be “read” by a magnetic stripe reader. We offer HiCo and LoCo magnetic stripes, 2 track or 3 track. This will require encoding.

    High Coercivity or “HiCo” cards are recommended for the majority of applications. HiCo magnetic stripe cards are encoded with a stronger magnetic field. The stronger magnetic field on a HiCo card is more durable because the data encoded on the stripes are less likely to be erased when exposed to an outside magnetic field.

    HiCo cards have longer card life and are swiped often. Credit cards, bank cards, library cards, access control cards, time and attendance cards and employee ID cards frequently use HiCo technology.
     
    Low Coercivity or “LoCo” cards are good for short term applications. LoCo magnetic stripe cards are encoded at a low intensity magnetic field.

    LoCo cards are typically used for short term applications including hotel room keys and season passes for theme, amusement and water parks.

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    Variable Data is information required to create barcodes, readable numbers, names, etc. that will appear on the card. Check the fields required on YOUR card.
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    A traditional area where a person signs the card.
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    A scratch off panel hides variable text which may be a pass code or special identification number.
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    Barcodes are traditionally used to identify a card product. Select the type of barcode you require. If you are unsure what kind you require indicate this as “OTHER”
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    What is the RFID?
    Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object. A tag can be read from up to several feet away and does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be tracked.

    What is UHF RFID?
    Low frequency (LF) is tuned to 125 KHz, high frequency (HF) is tuned to 13.56 MHz, and ultra high frequency (UHF) is in the 860-960 MHz range. Your application needs will drive the frequency that is right for your RFID application.

    What is the range of RFID tags?
    Active RFID systems typically operate in the low (LF) to ultra-high frequency (UHF) band and offer a range of up to 100 m.